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Nicholas Waldron, Claire E Johnson, Peter Saul, Heidi Waldron, Jeffrey C Chong, Anne-Marie Hill, Barbara Hayes
BACKGROUND: Advance cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) decision-making and escalation of care discussions are variable in routine clinical practice. We aimed to explore physician barriers to advance CPR decision-making in an inpatient hospital setting and develop a pragmatic intervention to support clinicians to undertake and document routine advance care planning discussions. METHODS: Two focus groups, which involved eight consultants and ten junior doctors, were conducted following a review of the current literature...
October 6, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Audrey L Blewer, Mary E Putt, Lance B Becker, Barbara J Riegel, Jiaqi Li, Marion Leary, Judy A Shea, James N Kirkpatrick, Robert A Berg, Vinay M Nadkarni, Peter W Groeneveld, Benjamin S Abella
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training rates in the United States are low, highlighting the need to develop CPR educational approaches that are simpler, with broader dissemination potential. The minimum training required to ensure long-term skill retention remains poorly characterized. We compared CPR skill retention among laypersons randomized to training with video-only (VO; no manikin) with those trained with a video self-instruction kit (VSI; with manikin). We hypothesized that VO training would be noninferior to the VSI approach with respect to chest compression (CC) rate...
October 4, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Candice Wang, Chin-Chou Huang, Shing-Jong Lin, Jaw-Wen Chen
OBJECTIVES: The goal of our study was to shed light on educational methods to strengthen medical students' cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) leadership and team skills in order to optimise CPR understanding and success using didactic videos and high-fidelity simulations. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: A tertiary medical centre in Northern Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 104 5-7th year medical students, including 72 men and 32 women...
2016: BMJ Open
Maria Isabel Körber, Thomas Köhler, Verena Weiss, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
INTRODUCTION: Poor survival rates after cardiac arrest can partly be explained by poor basic life support skills in medical professionals. AIM: This study aimed to assess quality of basic life support in medical students and paramedics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study with 100 early medical students (group A), 100 late medical students (group B) and 100 paramedics (group C), performing a 20-minute basic life support simulation in teams of two...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Stefanie Beck, Vivian Meier-Klages, Maria Michaelis, Susanne Sehner, Sigrid Harendza, Christian Zöllner, Jens Christian Kubitz
BACKGROUND: The "kids save lives" joint-statement highlights the effectiveness of training all school children worldwide in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to improve survival after cardiac arrest. The personnel requirement to implement this statement is high. Until now, no randomised controlled trial investigated if medical students benefit from their engagement in the BLS-education of school children regarding their later roles as physicians. The objective of the present study is to evaluate if medical students improve their teaching behaviour and CPR-skills by teaching school children in basic life support...
August 27, 2016: Resuscitation
Andrew D Spence, Sonia Derbyshire, Ian K Walsh, James M Murray
BACKGROUND: The use of simulation in medical education is increasing, with students taught and assessed using simulated patients and manikins. Medical students at Queen's University of Belfast are taught advanced life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching and feedback in these skills have been developed in Queen's University with high-fidelity manikins. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of video compared to verbal feedback in assessment of student cardiopulmonary resuscitation performance...
2016: BMC Medical Education
Benjamin Levy, Bridget Spelke, Leonard J Paulozzi, Jeneita M Bell, Kurt B Nolte, Sarah Lathrop, David E Sugerman, Michael Landen
PURPOSE: Drug overdose deaths are epidemic in the U.S. Prescription opioid pain relievers (OPR) and heroin account for the majority of drug overdoses. Preventing death after an opioid overdose by naloxone administration requires the rapid identification of the overdose by witnesses. This study used a state medical examiner database to characterize fatal overdoses, evaluate witness-reported signs of overdose, and identify opportunities for intervention. METHODS: We reviewed all unintentional drug overdose deaths that occurred in New Mexico during 2012...
October 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Phoebe Yager, Corey Collins, Carlene Blais, Kathy O'Connor, Patricia Donovan, Maureen Martinez, Brian Cummings, Christopher Hartnick, Natan Noviski
OBJECTIVE: Given the rarity of in-hospital pediatric emergency events, identification of gaps and inefficiencies in the code response can be difficult. In-situ, simulation-based medical education programs can identify unrecognized systems-based challenges. We hypothesized that developing an in-situ, simulation-based pediatric emergency response program would identify latent inefficiencies in a complex, dual-hospital pediatric code response system and allow rapid intervention testing to improve performance before implementation at an institutional level...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Kristin M Schmid, Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, Andrew Hammes, Miranda Kroehl, Raquel Quiros García, Manrique Umaña McDermott, Steven R Lowenstein
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves survival after prehospital cardiac arrest. While community CPR training programs have been implemented across the US, little is known about their acceptability in non-US Latino populations. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to enrolling in CPR training classes and performing CPR in San José, Costa Rica. METHODS: After consulting 10 San José residents, a survey was created, pilot-tested, and distributed to a convenience sample of community members in public gathering places in San José...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Adam Bullock, James M Dodington, Aaron J Donoghue, Melissa L Langhan
OBJECTIVE: Capnography is indicated as a guide to assess and monitor both endotracheal intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Our primary objective was to determine the effect of the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines on the frequency of capnography use during critical events in children in the emergency department (ED). Our secondary objective was to examine associations between patient characteristics and capnography use among these patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on children aged 0 to 21 years who were intubated or received CPR in 2 academic children's hospital EDs between January 2009 and December 2012...
July 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Mussie Alemayehu, Hailemariam Lemma, Kidan Abrha, Yohannes Adama, Girmatsion Fisseha, Henock Yebyo, Ejigu Gebeye, Kassahun Negash, Jemal Yousuf, Tigist Fantu, Tesfay Gebregzabher, Araya Abrha Medhanyie
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with a total fertility rate (TFR) of 4.8 children per a woman and contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 29 %. The overall prevalence of modern family planning in a pastoralist community, like Afar region, is low (9.1 %). This study aimed to assess family planning utilization and associated factors among married women of Afar region, Eastern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted from January 10-28, 2013 among 602 women...
2016: BMC Women's Health
Hyun Sun Kim, Hyun Jin Kim, Eunyoung E Suh
PURPOSE: For cardiovascular patients, family caregivers play a vital role in daily nursing and cardiac emergencies. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of patient-centered CPR education (PCE) for family caregivers of patients with cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: Fifty-four participants were randomly assigned to the PCE or control group. The PCE group received tailored counseling on overall cardiovascular disease information and CPR followed by interactive instructor-guided CPR training and re-education follow-up by telephone 2 weeks later...
June 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Sevinc Tastan, Hatice Ayhan, Vesile Unver, Fatma Ilknur Cinar, Gulsah Kose, Tulay Basak, Orhan Cinar, Emine Iyigun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of music on the appropriate performance of the rate and depth of chest compression for nursing students. METHODS: This randomized controlled study was conducted in the School of Nursing in Turkey between November 2014 and January 2015. The study's participants were second-year nursing school students with no previous formal cardiac resuscitation training (n=77). Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: an intervention group with music and a control group without music...
July 9, 2016: International Emergency Nursing
Mark D Adler, Frank L Overly, Vinay M Nadkarni, Jennifer Davidson, Ronald Gottesman, Ilana Bank, Kimberly Marohn, Stephanie Sudikoff, Vincent J Grant, Adam Cheng
Simulation-based education often relies on confederates, who provide information or perform clinical tasks during simulation scenarios, to play roles. Although there is experience with confederates in their more routine performance within educational programs, there is little literature on the training of confederates in the context of simulation-based research. The CPR CARES multicenter research study design included 2 confederate roles, in which confederates' behavior was tightly scripted to avoid confounding primary outcome measures...
October 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Yanna Andressa Ramos Lima, Mônica Nogueira Guarda Reis, Ludimila Paula Vaz Cardoso, Mariane Martins Araújo Stefani
OBJECTIVES: To describe socioeconomic and antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance profiles among young pregnant women infected with HIV-1. SETTING: A public health antenatal programme responsible for screening ∼90 000 pregnant women per year for nine different infectious diseases in Central Western Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: 96 young pregnant women (15-24 years) infected with HIV-1. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Standard interviews and blood samples were taken at the time of recruitment, at the first medical appointment after confirmation of diagnosis of HIV-1 infection, and before ARV prophylaxis initiation...
2016: BMJ Open
Nina Thakkar Rivera, Shari L Kumar, Rohit K Bhandari, Sunil D Kumar
The American Heart Association reports the annual incidence of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrests (OHCA) is greater than 300,000 with a survival rate of 9.5%. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves one life for every 30, with a 10% decrease in survival associated with every minute of delay in CPR initiation. Bystander CPR and training vary widely by region. We conducted a retrospective study of 320 persons who suffered OHCA in South Florida over 25 months. Increased survival, overall and with bystander CPR, was seen with increasing income (p = 0...
2016: Emergency Medicine International
Şule Özbilgin, Mert Akan, Volkan Hancı, Ceren Aygün, Bahar Kuvaki
OBJECTIVE: Early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by witnesses increases survival after cardiac arrest. In Turkey, our country, it is rare that basic life support (BLS) is initiated by a layperson. In our study, we aimed to use a survey to research awareness, level of knowledge and attitudes of the public to CPR and BLS. METHODS: A 21-question survey was administered to individuals aged ≥18 years on a busy street in a city of a western region of Turkey...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Jason Lesandrini, Carol O'Connell
Ethical issues in long-term care settings, although having received attention in the literature, have not in our opinion received the appropriate level they require. Thus, we applaud the Cambridge Quarterly for publishing this case. We can attest to the significance of ethical issues arising in long-term care facilities, as Mr. Hope's case is all too familiar to those practicing in these settings. What is unique about this case is that an actual ethics consult was made in a long-term care setting. We have seen very little in the published literature on the use of ethics structures in long-term care populations...
July 2016: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
B W Böttiger, L L Bossaert, M Castrén, D Cimpoesu, M Georgiou, R Greif, M Grünfeld, A Lockey, C Lott, I Maconochie, R Melieste, K G Monsieurs, J P Nolan, G D Perkins, V Raffay, J Schlieber, F Semeraro, J Soar, A Truhlář, P Van de Voorde, J Wyllie, S Wingen
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August 2016: Resuscitation
P P Saramma, L Suja Raj, P K Dash, P S Sarma
CONTEXT: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care guidelines are periodically renewed and published by the American Heart Association. Formal training programs are conducted based on these guidelines. Despite widespread training CPR is often poorly performed. Hospital educators spend a significant amount of time and money in training health professionals and maintaining basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) skills among them. However, very little data are available in the literature highlighting the long-term impact of these training...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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